Why The i?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by greenguy4, May 7, 2005.

  1. greenguy4 macrumors 6502

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    iLife, iDvd, iMovie, etc.... Howcome they all have the i before them?
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I'm sure this has been covered before, but I can't find it. Its really hard to search for the letter 'i'. :confused:

    I think everything with an 'i' was for the internet. But then the 'i' became catchy and just stuck.
     
  3. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    That's exactly right. On the original iMac it stood for internet, but now it is just a marketing tool to denote the consumer products from the professional products.
     
  4. timdeleware macrumors newbie

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    i think they use it like it means "integrated"

    i think the internet is just assumed since the imac
    was advertised as "internet ready"

    can't be sure tho
     
  5. greenguy4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ya thanks--I did look for it in the search but I got a million matches for "why the i"
     
  6. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    I found a million and one just now :rolleyes:
     
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  8. JeffTL macrumors 6502a

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    It's for personal use, hence a personal pronoun :)
     

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